Animal Farm by George Orwell     

In the countryside of England, the animals of Manor Farm amazingly revolt against their abusive owner and drive him out.  They rename farm Animal Farm and vow to bring equality to every animal.  The animals abolish all the previous rules set by the owner and replace them with one simple rule: All animals are equal.  They set up an equal working schedule and an equal distribution of food that will ensure no animal is overlooked.  However, issues emerge when some animals declare themselves superior to the others and the ideal community the animals had striven for begins to crumble as the single rule the animals had followed becomes bent and twisted.

This book has a very unusual concept (it's not likely that a group of farm animals can take control of a farm), but it was an interesting read.  This book was written right after World War II, and right as the Soviet Union was beginning to form; therefore, the book is basically a metaphor of the Soviet Union as a totalitarian communist state.  I recommend that before reading this book you know the basis of the history of the Soviet Union so the book is more understandable. Overall, the book was a good read.

The Animal Farm flag is nearly identical to the Soviet Union's Flag.
Both pictures from Wikipedia.

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" - George Orwell

"Disturbance at the Heron House" by R.E.M.
(It is allegedly based on Animal Farm)

Animal Farm is set in the countryside of London, England.

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